Arta is a Content Management Framework designed to help people create web sites, then publish, manage and organize their contents easily inside an user-friendly environment. Arta is free, open and available to anyone who intend to create a web site; No matter, a big or a small one.
How will Arta help me to build a web site?At first, download a fresh copy of Arta from download page (choose from stable relases), then extract archive contents to your host. Now, by navigating to your web site, Arta installation will start and help you to run Arta on your host by an easy wizard.
After installation, your new web site will be ready to use. Visit this blog post to find out more about installing Arta on your host: Getting Ready for Installation.
What can it do?When you install Arta, it will only operate as a web site running a Blog system; but, Arta is extensible and can run other web services like forums, wikis and so on. You can extend features of Arta by installing Arta Extensions. Why you don't take a look at Exts Store? You may want to see some Screenshots of Arta's working environment.
How big is the project?As calculated on Ohloh, over 150,000 lines of codes are written so far. The project is growing every commit by commit.
I'm a Developer. How will Arta help me?Arta is an extensible platform designed by MVC. It's based on PHP, MySQL and HTML5 and will let you create powerful applications on this open platform. For more information, visit Developer Center.
Framework?Yes, actually, Arta is a Content Management Framework (CMF). As mentioned1 in Wikipedia: "A content management framework (CMF) is a system that facilitates the use of reusable components or customized software for managing web content."
What does it mean?
It means, a CMF is a system which lets you use customized components to manage your web site. Like a Blog system, or a Chat system.
By default, Arta comes with several components like Blog, Commenting, Search, and etc. So, Arta could be called a Content Management System (CMS) too.
Note: This page is not completed yet, and may be updated soon.